School Advisory Council

The purpose of the School Advisory Council is to advise the pastor and the principal on the educational needs of the school. It is consultative in vote and advisory in function.

Its responsibilities include:

  • Acting as liaison with appropriate public authorities.
  • Promoting understanding and support of Catholic education in the community.
  • Assisting the pastor and principal in evaluating the effectiveness of the educational programs.
  • Interpreting policies and directives from the Catholic Schools Office or any of the administrative offices of the Bishop of Charleston
  • Assisting with local policy relating to planning, operating and maintaining the facilities and equipment.
  • Assisting with the preparation and implementation of the school’s operating budget, and coordinating the budget with the parish and school finance committees.  (This includes assisting with tuition rates.)
  • Assisting with the promotion, development and advancement of the school to ensure sufficient enrollment for the operation of the school.
  • Meeting monthly from August to May.


Fr. Christopher Smith: Pastor
Steven Cunningham: Principal 
Jamie Avery: Faculty Representative
Lauren Briles: Co-Chair of Marketing/Enrollment 
Kristen Cannon: Chair of Catholic Identity 
David Cervetti: Chair of Strategic Planning 
Ryan DeGraw: Chair of Facilities 
Patrick Dollar: member of Marketing/Enrollment 
Bernie Ferrone: member of Finance
Trish Hamel: Chair of PTO 
Kylee Heap: Communications Director; member of Marketing/Enrollment
Lee McGrath: Chair of Finance 
Kevin McGuirt: Chair of Technology 
Melissa Miller: member of Marketing/Enrollment
Tom Reardon: member of Finance and Technology 

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